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bio website pootonghua.com
location London / Hong Kong / Shenzhen
age 31
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seen Jul 1 at 16:34

A British programmer living in Guangdong. I build websites and mobile applications for whoever will pay me, and spend the rest of my time eating 土豆丝,叉烧饭 and 焗猪扒饭。


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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Popular Question
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comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
Weirdly enough I had this conversation yesterday. I proposed that "native fluency" should be tested by a Turing Test type experiment. But that "fluency" was a lower level.
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
So its the "marital role" as perceived by the speaker, that matters. Thanks.
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accepted Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
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comment Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
this is a good reference, thanks.
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comment Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
as I understand it there was a gay marriage in Taiwan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_in_Taiwan
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asked Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
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answered Which Chinese dialect is it rewarding to learn?
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comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
I like this. I guess I hold "fluency" as this advanced goal I would never believe myself to achieve. But it does "flow". I guess that's a natural definition.
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comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
Yeah, its a question I want to answer for myself, but not quite a SE question. I can watch films with chinese subtitles, but struggle with just audio.
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accepted How do I know when I am “fluent”?
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comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
I think native speakers said that 5 years ago, but it wasn't very genuine.
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asked How do I know when I am “fluent”?
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accepted Is there a literal meaning of 对不起?
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comment Is there a literal meaning of 对不起?
well explained.
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asked Is there a literal meaning of 对不起?